Police: Driver intentionally hit pedestrian outside Gulf World, caused crash near Pier Park

  • In US
  • 2022-12-05 21:08:29Z
  • By Panama City News Herald

PANAMA CITY BEACH − Local law enforcement officials say a Georgia man intentionally hit a pedestrian with his car on Friday outside of Gulf World Marine Park and then caused another traffic accident near Pier Park.

He seriously injured four people.

According to a Saturday news release from the Panama City Beach Police Department, 34-year-old Derrick Davis of Georgia hit the pedestrian with his car in the parking lot of Gulf World after they were involved in a domestic altercation. The incident occurred about 5 p.m.

"Davis then fled the scene at a high rate of speed, leaving the victim on the side of the road," the release reads. "As Davis approached Pier Park, he ran a red light, striking (another vehicle) traveling south on Pier Park Drive. Due to the impact of the collision, the (vehicle) rolled onto its passenger side."

Sledgehammer break-in:Panama City couple charged with using sledgehammer to break into convenience store

Sentenced to 35 years:Panama City man, 42, sentenced to 35 years in prison for drug trafficking, possession

Davis then fled that accident on foot into Pier Park, where officers later located him, police said.

Police said there were three passengers in the vehicle struck by Davis who suffered serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital. The pedestrian he hit outside of Gulf World also suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. All were in stable condition at the time of the release.

"Davis was arrested and charged with attempted murder, four counts of DUI serious bodily, four counts of leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injuries or death, domestic battery and resisting arrest," the release reads.

This article originally appeared on The News Herald: Panama City Beach crash: Drive intentionally hit pedestrian, police say


More Related News

A travel website listed the 10
A travel website listed the 10 'deadliest' US beaches. 7 of them are in Florida, here's where

Be careful when you hit the beach. A new list from Travel Lens on the 10 'deadliest' beaches in the US is heavily Florida-centric.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


Top News: US